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Pro bike: Sylvain Chavanel's Scott Addict

By:
Ben Delaney
Published:
July 10, 2014, 2:00 BST,
Updated:
July 10, 2014, 2:33 BST
Race:
Tour de France
Sylvain Chavanel of IAM Cycling has a custom-painted Scott Addict for this year's Tour de France

Sylvain Chavanel of IAM Cycling has a custom-painted Scott Addict for this year's Tour de France

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This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Popular French rider Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) got a freshly painted one-off bike back in May that he's brought to the Tour de France. Painted in Switzerland by André Marty, the bike's design was created by Scott staffers with input from Chavanel.

The Scott Addict is otherwise a stock bike, identical in geometry to his standard team bikes. But while at least one of his regular bikes uses an SRM, he forgoes the power meter here, freeing up some weight to run deeper aero wheels and still stay close to the 6.8kg / 15lb UCI minimum weight limit. We weighed this machine at 6.89kg / 15.19lb.

Although the Tour de France is cycling's biggest stage — upon which teams and companies eagerly put their best foot forward — it isn't immune to the realities of bike racing. Before the Tour even started, Chava's orange bike bore testament to at least one crash, with paint nicked on the fork and frame.

Chavanel's Scott Addict also has alloy handlebars, which many pro teams use because they aren't as likely to be broken in a crash, so riders can (hopefully) hop back up and keep going should they touch down.

At the Tour, IAM Cycling riders can choose between the lightweight Addict and the more aero Foil. Chava has both bikes on hand. But only one bike in the world has this paint job.

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Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications
Frameset: SCOTT Addict HMX-NET
Fork: SCOTT Addict HMX-NET, 1 1/8-to-1 1/4in tapered
Stem: Ritchey WCS alloy, 120mm
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS NeoClassic alloy, 42cm
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Shift/brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25t
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000, 172.5mm
Power meter: SRM on stock team bike; none on this bike
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace PD-9000
Wheels: DT Swiss RC55T
Tyres: Schwalbe One tubulars
Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Addict
Weight: 6.89kg / 15.19lb

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 1.81m (5ft 11in)
Reach, saddle tip to bar: 56cm
Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 8cm
Saddle height: 74cm
Stem length: 120mm

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